This issue of Social Education offers a rich array of current topics, stimulating historical documents, and research-based findings about the kind of teaching that engages students, develops their thinking skills, and prepares them for effective citizenship.
The Bullying of Religious Minorities in Schools: Consequences and Solutions Ameena Jandali, Henry MillsteinThe authors recommend important steps and strategies to help schools and educators reduce or prevent bullying. Pedagogy
Operation TPAJAX: An Investigation into the 1953 Iranian Coup d’État Autumn Magliocca, Anthony Pellegrino, Joseph L. AdragnaThe suggested classroom activities can launch an important lesson on Cold War conflicts, provide contextual insight into Iranian-Western relations, and develop students’ historical thinking skills. Secondary/High School US History
Federal census reports and diaries from the past offer students a unique opportunity to conduct authentic research that deepens their understanding of their own community’s history.Secondary/High School US History
The Braceros: Mexican Workers in the Jim Crow South, 1949–1951 Jarrod Hanson, Ruben DonatoPrimary sources on the treatment of contracted Mexican workers in Arkansas in the mid-twentieth century can launch an engaging lesson on the role of race, economic power, regional differences, and citizenship status in historical events. Secondary/High School US History
Project-Based Learning in Primary-Grade Social Studies Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Nell K. Duke, Stephanie L. StrachanProject-based learning not only engages and fosters development in young learners, it enables them to see themselves as change agents in their communities. PreK-Elementary Pedagogy